Leaving aside the insanity that would have us somehow replace all petrochemical combustion with electricity, electricity is the lifeblood of the consumer economy. Our houses are powered with it, our offices are powered with it, our myriad communication devices are powered with it, etc. Short of a few folks who are truly off the grid… Continue reading It’s the Price of Electricity
After the Fall, God said that Adam (man) would live by the sweat of his brow. This would seem to indicate that he’d not done so prior to the fall. But, now that sin had entered the world, Adam’s life would depend on his work. Since then, our lives have been inextricably linked to the… Continue reading By the Sweat
I was probably rocking a pair of bell bottom jeans at the time, but I recall prices increasing for many things while a number of folks (including my father) were unable to find regular work. A dollar in 1980 was the equivalent of $3.40 today. 16-oz sodas in glass bottles were a quarter (and we… Continue reading Headed Back to 1980?
Much has been made over the centuries of Christ’s statement in Matthew 26:11 that we “will always have the poor”. Some take this to mean that lifting people out of poverty is doomed to fail, since Christ said it wouldn’t work. I do not believe this was a prophecy, however, so much as a statement… Continue reading A Better Definition of Poor